So this year I decided to be brave.
I think that it is possible that in the pursuit of the word for the year of “brave” I lost track of the word I pursued last year of being “true” or “authentic”.
In short I think the front I put on to carry off brave hurt the work I did on being true by taking me away from my true self.
I could now ramble on about how that all impacts on me and where I think it came from but I do not think here is the place for those thoughts though I *am* having them, and it *does* help. The thoughts I have on this are very much a work in progress, as am I.
So with just a few months left of this year I am going to try to be brave by being true. I find that the more you stamp it down it finds ways of leaking out anyway so why not be someone who owns the true me? It is going to be hard, and it is going to be messy but I think ultimately it will be worth it.
I’m off to listen to Best Imitation of Myself now. Thanks for reading.